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The future of foxing as lockdown is eased

Robert Bucknell returns following a bout of coronavirus – he investigates the future of foxing as lockdown is eased. The Covid-19 lockdown has affected fox control in different ways – it all depends on your situation. If you see fox

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Gamekeepers Welfare Trust launch gamekeepers helpline

2020 was billed as the Year of the Gamekeeper and although nobody could have predicted the arrival of Covid-19 and the impact it would have, the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust continue to provide much-needed support for gamekeepers. Credit: Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

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How to complete your late roe doe season cull

The roe doe season finishes at the end of March for rifle hunters and gamekeepers, and the sooner you can get your cull done, the better. Here’s how to do it… Get to know your deer and plan carefully (Credit:

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The legend of Laubach

There’s only one December tradition Paul Childerley cares about: the annual driven hunt organised by Zeiss at Laubach Castle in Germany… The time of year came around quickly. It was drawing closer to Christmas, and with it, the reunion of

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SGA backs grouse moors

Credit: Flickr / Colin Gregory Scottish gamekeepers have denounced a report produced by the campaign group Revive that advocates licensing or ending driven grouse shooting and replacing grouse moors with natural woodland and scrub. Revive, which is associated with a

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Mixed views on wildlife sentences

Scotland’s plans to toughen up on wildlife crime have come under scrutiny at a round-table discussion in Holyrood. Credit: Wikimedia / Klaus with K The proposals, made as part of the Animals and Wildlife (Protections, Penalties and Powers) (Scotland) Bill,

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Hen harrier management plan is working

There’s been an upturn in the fortunes of hen harriers – they’ve had their most successful breeding season in England for over a decade.

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Save the Rhino auction – going, going…

Today, 5 September, is your last day to bid – after which we’re closing all the lots. So don’t delay – get your bids in now.

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Gamekeepers’ Fair anniversary

Did you attend the first BASC Gamekeepers’ fair in 1976? If so, BASC wants to hear from you. It’s the 40th anniversary of the show this year, and BASC said this year it wants to go back to its roots

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Licensing system rejected

The government has rejected appeals to implement a licensing system for upland grouse shoots and gamekeepers.

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